Tag: employees

April 19, 2016

“She Loves Her Co-Workers”

I had lunch the other day with a neighbor of ours whose daughter, Christa, has been in a new job for a couple of months. I asked him if Christa liked her job. His response, “She loves her co-workers.” Think about it. The first response was about her co-workers and not the job itself. He went on to say that she loved her job and […]

March 29, 2016

What It Really Costs To Fire And Replace An Employee

You have an employee, let’s call him Dave. Your foreman, Sam, wants to let him go because he broke an insulating glass unit on the job today. It happened to be the last corner unit on a large job, and you’ll have to wait on a replacement unit and getting a final check. Not a pretty situation. Currently, there is one heck of a shortage of qualified […]

March 22, 2016

A Few, Quick Thoughts on ‘Help Wanted’

Every once in a while I check out the help wanted listings, either online or in different newspapers that post online. It amazes me how poor many of the ads are. I’ll define that in a moment. If your ad stinks, good candidates won’t reply. Help wanted is a two-way street. You have to like the candidate, and the candidate has to feel you will […]

March 15, 2016

I’m Back!

I missed last week’s blog due to some health issues.  It felt great when I received 2,000 emails from all of my loyal readers.  Well, maybe 200. (Okay, it was just two, but these two really made my day and the friendly words did pick up my spirits.) What happens in your company when someone is out of work due to illness or an accident?  […]